What's on in Rutland: June 2018

24 May 2018

Summer is very nearly here and there are events happening all around the county in June! We've listed them all together so you know how to plan your calendar with the family, making sure you don't miss out!

Find out what's on in and around the county for June, with fun for all the family.
Note: Events will be added to this page as we hear about them
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Friday 1st, Thursday 7th & Friday 8th June
At: Mini Monsters Soft Play, Long Row, Oakham, LE15 6LN
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Price: Prints from £7.00
About: BGS Photography returns to Mini Monsters Soft Play Area in Oakham to capture portraits of your little ones!

Father's Day Painting
Saturday 2nd June
At: Oakham Studios, 2 Princess Avenue, Oakham, LE15 6PQ
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
About: Due to being closed over Easter, we're offering everyone HALF PRICE painting* on Saturday 2nd June from 11.00 until 3.00pm. Perfectly timed for Father's Day!
*Selected items will be half price, including mugs and plates.

Sunday 3rd June
At: Rutland Showground, Oakham
Time: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Price: Early Bird discounted tickets for adults are £10 until Monday 28th May, then £12.50 on the gate. ALL ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN & PARKING ARE FREE. 
About: Rutland County Show returns! Well behaved dogs are very welcome - on non-retractable leads. FREE shuttle buses are available from Uppingham and Oakham to and from the showground.

Oakham S!NGS Choir - "More than just a choir"
Monday 4th June (Weekly)
At: Braunston Village Hall, LE15 8QZ
Time: 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Price: £5.00 - Call Brooke: 07772055935 to Register
About: Local musician and songwriter Brooke Peverell is launching a new women's choir called Oakham 'Sings!' is a follow-up to her successful Stamford Sings! group and is open to all women, regardless of age, singing ability, or experience. As part of that whole vibe, no auditions are taking place — the emphasis will be on having fun, making friends, and singing a varied programme of generally upbeat and uplifting songs. The idea is that your singing ability and confidence improves by osmosis as a byproduct of all that. If you’re wondering what you’re in for, Brooke’s other choirs have covered material from the likes of ELO, e Carpenters, Barry Manilow and Elton John, as well as more traditional choral bits and pieces. So, if you fancy an hour of endorphin-releasing, no-pressure singing, head to the Village Hall - Info from Braunston News
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Rutland Big Band at Catmose Club
Monday 4th June
At: Catmose Club, Oakham, LE15 6BG
Time: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Price: £5 Donation
About: The fabulous Rutland Big Band are once again gracing the stage of the Catmose Club! All that we need now is for you to grace the dancefloor!

Thursday 7th June
At: Exeter Arms, Barrowden, LE15 8EQ
Time: from 6:00pm
Price: FREE Entry
About: The Annual 20/49 Car Club Event is BACK! Hosted at Exeter Arms in Barrowden (Post Code: LE15 8EQ) FREE Entry with outdoor bar and BBQ for the event. Extremely popular, family friendly and wonderful evening celebrating the beauty of classic motoring in history. Browse the cars displayed on the village green while you enjoy a pint or a glass of wine from the rural character pub and B&B with the view of the duck pond at Exeter Arms.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June
At: Rutland Water
Price: from £25.00
About: The Ultimate Family Festival. Set on the beautiful Rutland Water the festival offers live music, camping, Watersports, Rutland Festival Food & Drink Court and family fun. With beer and music from The Grainstore Brewery Tap, taster watersports sessions from Rutland Watersports and scuba diving with Dive Rutland the festival is a great way to kick off the summer!!! Join us at the National Watersports (NWF) & Rutland Festival 2018. Camping Tickets and Day Tickets are available: Click Here!

Peter Rabbit at Nene Valley Railway
Saturday 9th June
At: Nene Valley Railway, PE8 6LR
Price: Adults £22, Children £11, Seniors £18
About: Meet Peter Rabbit™ at Wansford at intervals throughout the day and ride a steam train. Lots of games and fun for all the family and don’t forget to bring your camera!
Buy Train tickets on the day.
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Leighfield School Summer Fete
Saturday 9th June
At: Leighfield School, Newtown Road, Uppingham
Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
About: Pony rides, games, prizes, BBQ, candy floss, Pimms, beer, chocolate fountain, inflatable helter-skelter, face painting, soak the teacher, tombola and much more!

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June
At: Harringworth Church, NN17 3AF
Time: 11:00am to 4:30pm
Price: FREE
About: Harringworth Village in the Welland Valley is hosting a FLOWER FESTIVAL in the magnificent setting of St John the Baptist Church, Harringworth on Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of June 2018 with the theme “THE COLOUR OF SONG”. With over 20 displays and a programme of music, this is an event for all the family. Refreshments including Ploughman's Lunch and Afternoon Tea will be served.

The Magic of Motown
Saturday 9th June
At: Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY
Time: 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Price: from £32.00 / Book here
About: Celebrating the sound of a generation at some of the most iconic venues across the country.
Last Summer saw the Magic of Motown – Under the Stars wow a 5000-strong crowd at Rochester Castle and similar numbers were left dancing in the aisles at Chepstow Castle, Leeds Millennium Square and London’s O2. Now seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that The Magic of Motown is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. So, what better way to experience a night of pure entertainment than in some of the most beautiful outdoor venues that the UK has to offer. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. The timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many, many more. So, Reach Out for The Magic of Motown on Saturday 9th June at Burghley House. Support from The Soundinjectors.
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Jewellery Workshop
Saturday 16th June
At: Lace & Pearl Bridal Boutique, Oakham Enterprise Park
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Price: £15.00 / Book here
About: Enjoy a beaded jewellery workshop been able to have a finished piece to take home. Enjoy yourself having a chat with others, over tea and cake.

Sunday 17th June
At: Uppingham Market Place
Time: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
About: A great family day out for all! From midday until 9pm, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Children’s Entertainment, Food & Drink, Craft Stalls and Live Music! Fingers Crossed for Sunshine!

Waterloo 1815
Tuesday 19th June
At: The Fox Inn, North Luffenham
Time: from 7:30pm
Price: Tickets £5 / Includes a sample of battlefield fare
About:  An evening of discussion of the experience of battle in the 1800's and the role of the horse artillery at Waterloo. Based on new research by historian Penny Burton and the release of the book 'The Road to Waterloo'. Tickets are available from the bar. Please reserve your seat, spaces are limited.

Open Mic Night LIVE!
Thursday 21st June
At: Exeter Arms, Barrowden, Rutland, LE15 8EQ
Time: 7:30pm to 22:00pm
Price: FREE Entry
About: Talented local musicians play LIVE music at Exeter Arms Barrowden. On the third Thursday of the Month from 8:00pm. Come along, join in or just sit back with a pint a listen to the talented singers, songwriters and musicians of all ages!

Summer Wedding Showcase by Nicole Hope Smith Wedding Fayres
Thursday 21st June
At: Mill St Pub & Kitchen, Oakham, LE15 6EA
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Price: FREE Entry / Register here
About: We will greet you with a glass of prosecco & welcome pack, then as you look around the different rooms from the snug to the cavern you can taste a beautiful selection of canapés. We will be showcasing a variety of different suppliers for you to look at from venue dressers to photographers, cake makers to florists. We are very excited to be having a pop-up dressing room in the family suite where you can try on a range of bridal wear from Lace and Pearl Bridal Boutique and handmade accessories. Everything from wedding dresses to the perfect wedding shoes.
The bar & restaurant will be open as normal if you wish to finish your evening with a G&T in the sunshine or perhaps a romantic dinner.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone who registers for a free ticket will be entered into a prize draw to win a FREE night's stay for two with breakfast at The Mill Street Pub & Kitchen.
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Italian Night of Food
Friday 22nd June
At: Exeter Arms, Barrowden, LE15 8EQ
Time: from 6:00pm
About: A night of Italian Food. Choose 2 or 3 courses from £16.95 with Bruschetta, Pizza, Lasagne and much more! Call to book: 01572747365
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North Luffenham Magical Fete
Saturday 23rd June
At: St Mary & St John Primary School, North Luffenham
Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
About: St Mary & St John will transform into a magical wonderland for one day only! A real live magician, The Great Mr Bamboozle, will be lending a hand, with magic shows throughout the afternoon and brilliant walkabout magic, including stilt walking, balloon modelling and classic children’s magic. There will be a sprinkling of Harry Potter including Ollivander’s Wand Shop, where children will have the opportunity to be fitted for their own unique wand, a Magical Necklaces stall selling everything from bottled fairy magic to Patronus charms, and the opportunity to visit the Sorting Hat to find out which house you belong to. On top of this visitors can enjoy plenty of traditional summer fete fun, including the obstacle course, bouncy castle, tug-of-war plus many more exciting stalls. For adults expect a fabulous barbecue and bar, as well as tombolas and raffles in this beautiful village setting. Everyone is welcome to come along for a fun family day!
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Steam on Rutland Water
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June
At: Sykes Lane, Rutland Water
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
About: Fun weekend for all the family. steam engines, tractors stalls, classic cars, bikes stationary engines plus much more!

A Celebration of Tea
Sunday 24th June
At: Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
About: If you love tea, or dancing or cream teas, this is the event for you! We've joined forces with a student called Jo to help her raise money for her trip to Japan to teach English. What better way to fuse cultures than with a joint love of tea? Your ticket will welcome you into a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a tasting of teas from around the world, and a Tea Dance - you'll learn some basic steps to a waltz, a tango and a Charleston (or you can just watch others dance if that all sounds a bit energetic). Your ticket includes a cream tea, served by our lovely neighbour Kavanagh's Tearoom, or you can upgrade your ticket to a Cherry Blossom ticket and have an afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches and cakes as well as your scone. Bring your purses, as Prosecco will also be on sale, and you will have the chance to buy the teas you've tried.
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Rutland Food & Drink Festival
Sunday 24th June
At: Oakham Town Centre
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Price: FREE Entry
About: Outside stalls will all be in the Market Place and Oakham Castle Grounds Indoor stalls will be in The Victoria Hall

Tuesday 26th June
At: Victoria Hall, Oakham, LE15 6AH
Time: from 7:00pm
Price: £45.00 per person (Includes 3-course meal and 2-hour show)
About: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the 5-star immersive theatre show that’s 70% improvised and wins acclaim internationally. Served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel, audiences are promised plenty of laughs and interaction so it’s ideal for comedy fans, theatre fans, and anyone who simply fancies an unforgettable meal. This true blend of ingenious comedy and a unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos and fun reign right from the start.

Wednesday 27th June
At: All Saints Church, Oakham, LE15 6AA
Time: from 1:30pm
Price: FREE
About: Oakham School Chamber Choir gives their annual festival performance in the final week of the Oakham School term. Their programme celebrates American music and in particular the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with music from his ‘Mass’ and the musical ‘Candide’. The programme is completed by Eric Whitacre’s ‘Alleluia’ and a bluesy arrangement of Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’. The prize-winning choir continues to be acclaimed for its performances in a wide range of repertoire. Notable performances this academic year have included a concert in London’s Brandenburg Choral Festival, and the choir will tour Belgium in early July.

Wednesday 27th June
At: Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR
Price: £3.50 - Tickets available from Rutland Toys & Dance Boutique

About: Walking Tour starting at Oakham Castle and ending at Kavanagh’s Tearoom. £3.50 per person, tour only. £15 for the tour and some food and a drink at Kavanagh’s afterwards. 6.00pm
We will meet plenty of local characters as we make our way around the town, and hear their stories of mischief.


Thursday 28th June
At: Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR
Time: from 1:30pm
Price: FREE
About: Anne has held a close association with Oakham Festival for many years and has previously performed with Leicester Big Band, Rutland Concert Band and Clarinet Charisma. Accompanied on piano by Peter Davis, Anne now presents her first solo performance as part of our lunchtime concert series and offers a lighthearted programme of music by John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Lazarus, Paul Reade and Rudy Wiedoeft.

Thursday 28th June
At: Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR 
Time: from 7:30pm
Price: £5.00 (Tickets available from Rutland Toys & Dance Boutique)
About: The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. “The Greatest Showman” is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson. This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for…The world is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too with this special sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. It’s your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and ‘Come Alive’ – It’s Showtime!

Thursday 28th June
At: Doncaster Close, Oakham
Time: from 6:45pm
Price: £15.00 - Book in advance - Tickets available from Oakham School Music Dept: 01572 758820
About: A highlight of the Oakham School calendar is an evening of superb music performed by Oakham’s fabulous Big Band and singers, directed by the school’s Head of Brass and Percussion, Steve Foster. These talented young musicians will perform a magical mix of classic jazz, soul, pop and more, which is guaranteed to entertain. Come prepared with a picnic for the interval and enjoy a drink at the marquee bar, which will be open all evening. Retiring collection for Anna’s Hope.

Friday 29th June
At: Oakham Castle, LE15 6DR
Time: from 1:30pm
Price: FREE
About: Thomas McDavid is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, having studied with David Pollard. Recent engagements include Dialogue of the Carmelites for GSMD Opera School and First Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte, also at the GSMD. Masterclasses include Peter Rose, James Gilchrist and Lynn Dawson. Thomas is delighted to be making his Oakham Festival debut and his concert will feature operatic arias by Verdi, Handel and Mozart.

Friday 29th June
At: Oakham Castle, LE15 9DR
Time: from 7:00pm
Price: £12.00 (Tickets available from Rutland Toys & Dance Boutique)

About: Hosted by 52nd Jump Street Lindy Hop dancers and Rutland Big Band this promises to be a great social evening full of 1940’s flair. Our experienced teachers will lead you through some basic Lindy Hop steps and there will be plenty of live music for putting them into practice on the dance floor. A fabulous night out for movers, music lovers and 1940’s enthusiasts.


Barrowden Village Fete (with Battle of Britain Fly Past)
Saturday 30th June
At: Barrowden Village, LE15 8EQ
Time: 1from 12:00pm
Price: FREE / Evening Event: Ticket Only
About: Children's Activites, Pimms Stall, Bric a Brac, Cakes, Ice Cream, Raffle, Classic Cars, Silent Auction, Duck Race and much more! Battle of Britain Fly Past at 12:45pm.

Saxophone Shenanigans
Saturday 30th June
At: Oakham Methodist Church, LE15 6QS
Time: from 1:30pm
Price: £5.00 (Tickets: rutlandsinglereeds@gmail.comcall or text Anne on 07710 054699)
About: Mass saxophone ensemble and ‘pop-up’ performance. This is an exciting opportunity for all saxophone players to come together for an informal rehearsal, meet fellow players and experience the buzz of playing in a large sax ensemble. Weather permitting, we will do a short ‘pop-up’ performance at 6pm. The more, the merrier! Sopranos, Altos, Tenors & Baritones all very welcome. You will need to be somewhere close to Grade 4 standard to make the most of the afternoon. Music can be distributed in advance. Please book in advance to enable us to allocate parts and distribute music where preferred.
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RYDA Dance Showcase
Saturday 30th June

At: Cutts Close, Oakham,
Time: from 4:00pm
Price: FREE
About: Rutland Youth Dance Academy will showcase energetic routines by performers of all ages. This is a free event in Cutts Close with donations to LOROS. Come along and support Rutland’s young dancers.
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Proms in the Park
Saturday 30th June
At: Brandstand at Cutts Close, Oakham
Time: from 6:00pm
About: Following on from the success of the previous three year’s FREE event, the Rutland Concert Band return. We look forward to a relaxed summer evening programme to include well-known classics, as well as memorable film and TV themes. Also Prom's favourites, such as the 1812 Overture, Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Pomp and Circumstance. Rutland Concert Band have chosen to support a different charity each year and this year the collecting buckets will be out for LOROS. Enjoy an evening out with friends and family and we would ask that you show your appreciation by giving generously to the collecting buckets in aid of this worthy cause. Bring picnics, chairs, blankets, garden furniture, candelabra, flags to wave, your best singing voices and big smiles. Catering available to purchase from Lions Club of Rutland and Festival Pimms also available to purchase. Please note: This is a FREE, low-cost event. As such, there will not be a sound system on the band so we encourage you to sit as close to the bandstand as possible.
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Barrowden Bop!
Saturday 30th June
At: Exeter Arms, Barrowden, LE15 8EQ
Time: from 7:30pm
Price: Tickets £15.00
About: Post fete park hosted by Exeter Arms. Live Band: Two Gentlemen Play the Pops and Main Meal & Dessert. Tickets available to purchase from Exeter Arms or Call: 01572 747365 to reserve or for more information! Tickets can be obtained from The Exeter Arms or Barrowden Community Shop.
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